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Welcome to the Family
Becoming an healthy, active member of the WordPress community
Mohammad (Mo) Jangda
- Code Wrangler with Automattic (WordPress.com VIP)
- WordPress.org: batmoo
- Twitter: @mjangda
If you use WordPress, you’re part of a family.
A very, very big one.
17% of the web
Millions of users
Of the three most important people in WordPress,
the most important one is…
The very fabric of the WordPress community relies on community participation
Families only function if everyone pitches in. Otherwise…
WordPress is FreeAsInSpeech (not FreeAsInBeer)
The Great Uncle Ben once said, “With great power…”
DON’T DO THIS
Lots of ways to be a healthy, active member of the community.
Doesn’t matter if you’re a developer, blogger, business, superhero, designer, site owner, photographer, enterprise, artist, freelancer, writer, …
The most important thing is that you do something.
And you do it with the interests of the community in mind.
And don’t do stupid things like cause infighting.
How to give back?
Even though it’s not the NBT (“Next Big Thing”).
Not just core, but everything else (plugins, themes, tools, APIs etc.)
Give feedback, criticism, or even just a “thanks”.
Help the family grow. Tell everyone about it.
friends, family, strangers, everyone!
I got SWAG
Docs: Codex or Tutorials
(Meetup Group, WordCamps, conferences, library, etc.)
Share your code
Do the Open Source thing
Help Break WordPress
Beta test (3.5 Beta 1), Report bugs
Help Make WordPress
Patches, plugins, themes, tools, unit tests, etc.
Patches, themes, UI designs, UX testing, etc.
Test patches, copy editing, help text, etc.
For the feel-good feeling
Example: free code review
Not just in the spiritual sense
Social, Financial Karma
it’s necessary for the the continuity of the WordPress Project
You can’t spell WurdPress without a U.
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